Getting Ready for Spring- Seed sorting

So, I know I just got done complaining in my last blog that March in Maine is NOT SPRING, but that led me to wanting more spring like activities in my life, because ugh. Enough is enough winter.

This means that about the only thing I can do to make it feel more spring like, is to start going thru our old seeds and organize (one of my favorite things) and decide what new ones to buy in the upcoming weeks(also one of my favorite things- nothing says spring like shopping the seeds in all the different hardware/garden stores in the 40+ mile radius)

We have a lot of seeds left over from last year (like always) and we have a lot of varieties that we are completely out of. With our greenhouse addition and cold frames that we can build very cheaply, we are going to be starting lots of seedlings, and soonish. Well, in April but that is only a couple weeks away. YEA!

We have an ungodly amount of peas, beans and herbs leftover from last year. We also have radishes, corns, and lots of flowers, both edible and medicinal.

However, we have NO tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers, and a whole bunch of other stuff like beets. Also we only have two types of cukes, and we usually plant about 4 or 5. For pickling purposes and fresh eating. We have almost no squash. This is a travesty.


So the plan is to start seed shopping this weekend, and then to do a nice sized order from Johnny’s Select Seeds for the things we like to specialize in, because we love their products.


Until next time, have a wicked good day.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Katie says:

    I have so many old tomato packets I felt guilty about buying anymore. How exciting to start a new tomato life. 😄

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    1. We love growing the old heirloom varieties and also tomatillos- the pineapple ones are especially delicious. The fall off the plant when ripe and make great ham.


  2. carolee says:

    I see you have a packet of Golden Sweet Snow Pea. Did you grow them last year? How did they perform? I actually had them on my list, but they were cut in the last round to meet the budget since I had some leftover Dwarf Gray Sugar and Oregon Sugar Pod II.

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    1. We only grew a small patch but they did well. We liked them


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